Fritz Müller a Naturalist in Brazil: Based on Fritz Müllers Werke, Briefe und Leben by Alfred Möller

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Pocahontas Press, Incorporated, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 376 pages
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Based on a translation of Alfred Moller's "Life of Fritz Muller'"(1920), West has added material from Muller's correspondence and scientific writings. This biography recounts Muller's upbring in Germany and his life as a pioneer farmer and naturalist in Brazil after his emigration at age 30. West emphasizes the way in which Muller's Darwinian viewpoint informed his work, and discusses the intellectual environment in Germany in the 1840's and the natural environment in Brazil as essential for understanding this man. The development of Muller's world view in the repressive atmosphere of Prussia in the 1840's, his experience in the rich natural world of southern Brazil, and his extensive correspondence with Darwin - all of these make him an attractive figure in the history of Darwinism and the theory of evolution. Muller's scientific work continues to be cited, even a full century after his death. The intended audience includes both professionals and general readers interested in evolutionary biology, natural history, travels of 19th century naturalists, or the history of science, especially Darwinism and developmental biology.

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Childhood and Early Education in Thuringia
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University Days in Berlin and Greifswald
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Medical School Freedom of Conscience
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